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Inappropriate Advertising

Sheffields Finest

Maybe I'm foolish, maybe I'm blind!
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I’m no expert but anyone else see the irony in this plastered on and condoned by this site? Anyone looking in would be astounded I’m sure!
 

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RefChat Addict
#2
Agree with title. Ross can correct me here but RefChat can't do much about it other than abandoning the software/platform it uses so a bit harsh saying it is condoned by the site. The platform makes money (to keep it running) by using google adds placed on the page.

If anyone is to blame it's google.

Without going into too much details, as far as I know, google uses certain algorithms to customise adds to the users, so the adds you see is not the same one as i do.

I have been looking for electronics good online recently ;)

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Sheffields Finest

Maybe I'm foolish, maybe I'm blind!
#4
Well, at the moment it’s offering me something for Knowersey Safari! Seriously, really, is this a great ad for a family friendly site where non PC words words are usually said by players are discussed at length.
 

Ross

Forum VAR
Staff member
#5
I think the ads are based on your google (?) search history;)
Google certainly uses the search history to tailor the ads. I also believe you can report the ad back to google to if it’s in appropriate.
I have no control over what appears in the ads
You also have the option to remove ads completely

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If you see any ads that are inappropriate please report them
 

Ross

Forum VAR
Staff member
#10
I really don't understand why such a potentially offensive and demeaning word is thought appropriate in this or any other site.
As i said I have no control over ads displayed. It’s complicated algorithm displays ads tailored to each individuals. If you don’t like what’s displayed. Report it to google
 

Sheffields Finest

Maybe I'm foolish, maybe I'm blind!
#11
As i said I have no control over ads displayed. It’s complicated algorithm displays ads tailored to each individuals. If you don’t like what’s displayed. Report it to google
No fault on your part Ross, just can't see why this particular ad is allowed per se! I have Gambian family members, and have spent time there. Just imagine how that looks to them if they see it?? That Mr Google must have a strange sense of humour!! :angel:
 
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